Dr. Alexander Shikhman, MD PhD
Founder, Institute for Specialized Medicine

As a practicing, board-certified, rheumatologist with a research background and PhD in infectious immunology, I have been diagnosing and treating patients with chronic infections for over 20 years, and Lyme disease for over 7 years. In my integrative rheumatology practice there are over 400 patients with Lyme disease and coexistent rheumatic diseases. Our therapeutic protocols include not only long-term antibiotic therapy but also innovative integrative therapies, biologic therapy etc.

Personal statement:

Lyme disease is a disease that often times gets overlooked leaving those infected with the wrong diagnosis and non-effective treatments. Being a physician who actively diagnoses and treats Lyme, I am dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases. I am committed to remaining on the cutting edge of treatment protocols and believe successful treatment can be achieved.